London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This is your chance to study literature critically while developing your creative writing to a professional standard, drawing on a mix of traditional and innovative literary forms. Taught by a range of published writers, including prose and screenwriters and academics, you’ll share critical, theoretical and creative approaches to written texts across the 2 areas.

It will mean placing emphasis on analysis, close reading and evaluation, as well an engaging in your own practice.

Course Modules

Year 1: The practice of literary criticism 1; The practice of literary criticism 2; Literature in society: drama; Understanding poetry; Short story and prose. Plus one optional module from: Writing for performance; Writing the short film; Writing poetry. Year 2; Critical approaches to literature; Tragedy to the English renaissance; Plus four optional modules from: Literature of the Romantic period; Writing a life; Writing the novel; Radio drama; Research into writing; Interactive fiction; Cultural memory; Representing gender in film. Year 3: Shakespeare, text and performance; Single author study: postcolonial writers; Plus four optional modules from: Adaptation and dramatisation; Modern and Contemporary; Poetry; Media law and ethics; Literature into film; Single author study: contemporary fiction; Literary magazine.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees